Stroom School: A Glass Darkly

Stroom School is the umbrella term for the side program accompanying exhibitions. Themes are highlighted and more profoundly explored. The Stroom School around A Glass Darkly consists of a number of guided tours and an evening around the work of Paul Scheerbart.

Wednesday 12 November 2014, 20:00 hrs
A Space Fantasy - Literairy Architecture
Location: Stroom Den Haag
Language: Dutch spoken!
Literature stimulates an alternative way of thinking about architecture and the urban environment. This not only is illustrated by the works of Paul Scheerbart, but also by the book Urban Literacy by Klaske Havik, or the poems of Maria Barnas or the work of Mike Schäfer. An evening centered around the importance of a literary view on architecture. Also with Herman van Bergeijk (architecture historian, who translated Glasarchitektur by Scheerbart) and a film by Neïl Beloufa. >> more info

On a number of Sundays during the run of the exhibiton special guests will give guided tours that focus on the various themes of the exhibition.

Sunday 2 November 2014, 15.00 hrs
Guided tour by Roel Griffioen
Location: Stroom Den Haag
'The metaphor of total transparancy has always been a two-faced one; on the one hand there is the promise of freedom, equality and democracy, on the other hand there is the nightmare scenario of  totalitarian surveillance and the loss of individuality.' These words by Roel Griffioen in an article in Open! (2011) contribute to the reason why he was invited to give a guided tour of A Glass Darkly.
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Sunday 9 November 2014, 15:00 hrs
Guided tour by Nat Muller
Location: Stroom Den Haag
Language: English spoken!
Can an awareness of the effects of transparancy incite us to contemplate the possibilities of another ‘new culture'? And if so, what is the role of the arts in this respect? Nat Muller (an independent curator and culture critic) will reflect on the exhibition from this perspective. >> read more

Sunday 23 November 2014, 15:00 hrs
Guided tour: guest to be announced
Location: Stroom Den Haag
A special guest will give his or her reflection on the exhibition.